This month gave us the 60th anniversary of VE Day in Europe: the end of a time of great distress, turbulence, hunger, deprivation, and death to humans of so many countries.
This past week we saw the introduction of the 6th (I believe) in the Star Wars series of movies, which saw "The Dark Side" take center stage.
And so, World War II and 'The Dark Side' share much in common. But not for just humans, but for all of our animal friends as well.
If we broaden the topic to include all forms of misery, from war to natural disasters, then there is quite a vast amount of things to discuss. From the possibility of a large meteor causing the extinction of the dinosaur and other life forms, to cultural differences of what may be eaten and what may not be consumed, to the ability of some species to sense impending disaster and act appropriately (the recent tsunami as but one example), the consequences of man-made disasters to species survival, the short-term consequences of man's hunger for certain life forms (eating most of the pigeons in Italy during WWII) - the list can go on and on.
This is a continuation of the rainforest thread, where we feel our sublime connection to our natural world and all life forms on it. Please join us.
We strive to do what we can to act to preserve the rainforests and botanical and animal species within all such wondrous ecological systems. To that end, we work in concert to save them.
Quoted below from a previous thread (with thanks to Stradee):
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